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Marvest Festival Going Virtual This Year With A Slate Of Homegrown Talent

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OTTAWA, Ontario (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers for the Cityfolk/Marvest festival announced that the event will be going virtual this year through a partnership with Ottawa’s Glebe BIA.

The virtual edition of the festival will take place from Wednesday, October 14 to Friday, November 27 and will feature two livestreamed performances by Canadian artists eac week.

The performances will be streamed via the CityFolk YouTube channel every Wednesday and Friday at noon; with an added bonus concert during the final week, on Monday, November 23, at noon.

“Marvest has been beneficial to both emerging and established local artists, so it means a lot to us to offer them this platform; especially during a time when so many acts have had to curtail most of their gigs because of the pandemic,” says Marvest programming manager, Emma Francis. “We also feel it’s important to deliver this program to the community—even during these challenging times—while providing opportunities for local talent to showcase their music in a safe and responsible manner.”

“Our merchants have been champions of this festival since the very beginning,” says Glebe BIA Communications Specialist Trevor Greenway. “While it’s disappointing that we can’t celebrate inside our shops and venues this year, we must recognize the contributions they make to our quality of life, the community, and Ottawa’s ever-important local music and entertainment scene.”

Featured performances include:

Wed, October 14 – Ottawa singer-songwriter Andrew Waines
Fri, October 16 – folk group Children of Indigo
Wed, October 21 – Expanda Fuzz frontman and rising Americana-pop artist Chris Page
Fri, October 23 – Funk-Fusion group The Lionyls
Wed, October 28 – Blues-folk artist Neha Sin
Fri, October 30 – An acoustic set by indie rockers Hopper
Wed, November 4 – Jonathan Pearce, one half of indie rock duo Winchester Warm
Fri, November 6 – hometown heroes Jeff & the Falcons
Wed, November 11 – Garage alt-rock trio Crystalena
Fri, November 13 – Folk singer and newcomer Mia Kelly
Wed, November 18 – Kid-friendly Monkey Rock Music
Fri, November 20 – indie folk/musical theatre/rock opera trio Jumpin’ Joel Flash
Mon, November 23 – Singer-songwriter Tara Shannon
Wed, November 25 – Ottawa singer-songwriter Dan Kelly
Fri, November 27 – Country-folk-rock quartet The North Woods

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